Cyberpunk Anime
  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Gore
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. TRIGGER
Sep 12, 2022 at 1:00pm EDT

CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS tells a standalone story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner—a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.

  1. Action
  2. Adult Cast
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
Oct 11, 2012 at 11:50am EDT

The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.

In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person's emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person's criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.

This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Action
  2. Adult Cast
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  1. Tatsunoko Production
Oct 9, 2014 at 12:10pm EDT

The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.

In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person's emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person's criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.

This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Gore
  5. Horror
  6. Military
  7. Sci-Fi
  8. Supernatural
  1. Tokyo Movie Shinsha
November 28, 1988 EST

In the year 2019, thirty-one years after World War III, the authority of Neo-Tokyo is waging a constant battle against Underground rebels. Caught in the middle is a motorcycle gang whose aim is just to make trouble. The gang leader Kaneda Shoutarou gets involved in more ways than one when an experimental psychic child escapes and results in gang member Shima Tetsuo's capture and subsequent experimentation. Tetsuo the bitter runt of the pack now has the power of Akira and soon escapes when everyone realises that his power can result in the total destruction of Neo-Tokyo.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Action
  2. Adult Cast
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
Oct 23, 2019 at 11:00am EDT

※ NOTE: First episode premiered on Amazon Prime Video ~24 hours prior to broadcast

"Justice" opens up a new world. In the near future, the Sybil System, a surveillance network that quantifies human souls, maintains public order. In a changing world, detectives with Dominators, guns that measure "Crime Coefficients," pursue "latent criminals" before they commit crimes. The third series of PSYCHO-PASS follows two inspectors seeking the truth: Arata Shindo and Kei Mikhail Ignatov.

  1. Action
  2. Adult Cast
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Mecha
  6. Psychological
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
November 17, 1995 EST

In the year 2029, advances in Cybernetics allow people to replace nearly all of their body parts and organs with robotics. Through these prosthetics, the weak are made strong, and the dying are given new life. Public Security Section 9 of Niihama City (a fictional setting inspired by Hong Kong), a diverse team of AI, cyborgs and unmodified humans, must investigate cases of corruption and terrorism. Major Motoko Kusanagi has full-body prosthetics, owing to a childhood accident. She, her second in command Batou and information specialist Ishikawa have been assigned an important task: to investigate a hacker known only as "The Puppetmaster." But as Motoko and her team discover, things are never so simple.

Ghost in the Shell is a futuristic thriller with intense action scenes mixed with slower artistic sequences and many philosophical questions about one's soul, gender and human identity in such an advanced age of technology.

  1. Avant-garde
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Supernatural
  1. Triangle Staff
Jul 6, 1998 at 8:00pm EDT

The first episode opens with the mysterious suicide of a junior high school girl, Yomoda Chisa. She was a classmate of Iwakura Lain, a quiet, 14-year-old junior high school girl. One of the other girls in the class has been receiving e-mail messages from Chisa, and Lain discovers she also has mail from Chisa.

She explains in the mail to Lain that she just abandoned her flesh. She assures Lain that she still is alive in the 'wired' world. After getting a new 'navi' and adding a 'psyche' circuit, Lain spends more and more time in the wired. It seems that Lain has at least two personalities, and Lain's first personality is changing even now. Who is Lain? Who are the 'knights'? Can the wired influence the real world with a prophecy? Is the real world nothing but a hologram of the information in the wired?

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Cyberpunk
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. Manglobe
Jan 7, 2006 at 5:24am EST

Thousands of years after Earth’s atmosphere was destroyed, adventure blooms in the strangest of places. The domed city of Romdo is supposed to be perfect, but Re-l Mayer, a young female inspector from the Civilian Intelligence Office, knows better. In this place where humans and robots coexist, she receives a strange message: something is awakening!

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Drama
  4. Horror
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  1. Polygon Pictures
May 19, 2017 EDT

In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An "infection" in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of order, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city's controls, and is hunted down and purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. In a tiny corner of the city, a little enclave known as the Electro-Fishers is facing eventual extinction, trapped between the threat of the Safeguard and dwindling food supplies. A girl named Zuru goes on a journey to find food for her village, only to inadvertently cause doom when an observation tower senses her and summons a Safeguard pack to eliminate the threat. With her companions dead and all escape routes blocked, the only thing that can save her now is the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest for the Net Terminal Genes, the key to restoring order to the world.

  1. Action
  2. Adult Cast
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Mecha
  6. Military
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
Sep 30, 2002 at 12:23pm EDT

In the year 2030, digital networks are reaching out everywhere, and technology pushing light and electrons has advanced to a state where it almost drives the human will...

Information networks continue to expand and crimes continue to become more complex. In this society on the borderline to chaos, an organization that specializes in hunting down and eliminating crime was established. This is Section 9, the so called "Stand Alone Complex" (S.A.C.), under the direct supervision of the Ministry of the Interior.

Its duties include a wide range of investigations, such as responding to critical cyber crimes, guarding VIPs within the country, revealing political corruption, investigating violent murder, and dealing with top secret assassination cases. The elite S.A.C. is at its best in cyber confrontations, but it is also extremely capable of physical confrontations by utilizing high quality cyborgs.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Action
  2. Adult Cast
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
May 11, 2023 EDT

January 2118. Chief Inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department, Akane Tsunemori, receives a report of an incident on a foreign vessel – the body of Professor Milicia Stronskaya has been discovered. Behind the incident is a group known as the Peacebreakers, a foreign paramilitary organization and a new outside threat who are targeting the professor’s research papers known as the “Stronskaya Document”.

Reunited with Shinya Kogami, a former fugitive from the Criminal Investigation Department, Akane grapples with a case that quickly escalates beyond their expectations. The Stronskaya Papers could reveal a truth that would shake Japan's government, and even the Sibyl System, to the core.

It is in this untold story that the missing link is revealed.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Action
  2. Boys' Love
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. NAZ
Jul 6, 2014 at 12:35pm EDT

The story revolves around a young man named Aoba who works in a junk shop. Recently, an online cyber game called “Rhyme” becomes popular on the island he lives on. Though Aoba has no interest in Rhyme, he is somehow pulled into it. Without knowing it, his peaceful days have come to an end!

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Action
  2. Adult Cast
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Mecha
  6. Military
  7. Mystery
  8. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
Dec 31, 2003 at 2:30pm EST

In a futuristic world where the internet and cybernetics has blurred the borders between societies; the members of Public Security Section 9 are reinstated to assist in solving numerous cases of cyber crime. A spate of similar crimes committed by separate suicidal groups known as "The Individual Eleven" becomes the core focus for Section 9 as war approaches in the form of refugees flooding into the country.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Cyberpunk
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
  4. Psychological
  1. Polygon Pictures
Jul 5, 2019 at 1:00pm EDT

※ NOTE: World premiere was held at Anime Expo 2019 on July 5th. Debuted in US theaters before Japan

The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake.

Yozo Oba isn't the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend's biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society's elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo's life forever.

[Source: Funimation]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Detective
  4. Mecha
  5. Military
  6. Psychological
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
March 5, 2004 EST

In the year 2032, the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. A string of murders perpetrated by a prototype android model has drawn the attention of Public Security Section 9, a unit specializing in counter cyber-terrorism. With none of the victims' families pressing charges, suspicions arise regarding the nature of the androids and their production company. In the course of the investigation, the almost entirely cyber-bodied agent Batou, and his still human partner Togusa embark on a journey through a technological dystopia, taking on ferocious Yakuza thugs, devious hackers, government bureaucrats, and corporate criminals to uncover the shocking truth behind the crime.

[Source: GKIDS]

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Drama
  4. Psychological
  5. Sci-Fi
  1. MADHOUSE
Apr 16, 2003 at 2:28pm EDT

Texhnolyze takes place in the city of Lux, a man-made underground city that has crumbled after years of neglect and lack of repairs. Citizens of Lux have come to refer to their home as simply "The City" and treat it as though it has a mind and will of its own. Three major factions battle to control Lux: Organo, a group of "professionals" who collaborate with the criminal underworld that controls Texhnolyze (prosthetics), the Salvation Union, a populist group that seeks to disrupt Organo's business, and Racan, a collection of young individuals with Texhnolyzes that use their abilities for personal gain.

Ichise was once an orphan who has made a place for himself in Lux as a prize fighter. One day, a fight promoter grows angry with him and the altercation that follows results in Ichise losing an arm and a leg. Before death can take him, Ichise is found by the scientist Eriko Kamata, who uses him as a test subject for her newly designed Texhnolyze. With these powerful new limbs at his disposal, Ichise begins to work for Oonishi, the leader of Organo. He soon meets a mysterious young girl, Ran, who has the power to see possible futures. Together, they soon realize that Lux is on the brink of war and collapse, and that they may be the only ones who can save The City.

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Detective
  4. Mecha
  5. Military
  6. Mystery
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
August 31, 2006 EDT

A.D. 2034. It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9. Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel. The expanded new Section 9 confronts a rash of complicated incidents, and investigations reveal that an ultra-wizard hacker named the Puppeteer is behind the entire series of events.

In the midst of all, Batou, who was stalking the case on a separate track, encounters Motoko. She goes away after saying, "Stay away from the Solid State Society." Batou is left with a doubt in his mind. Could Motoko be the Puppeteer?

The series of intriguing incidents that Section 9 faces gradually link together almost artistically. Who is the Puppeteer? What will happen to Batou's relationship with Motoko? What is the full truth behind this carefully planned perfect crime? And what will the outcome be? Mysteries surround the Solid State Society...

[Source: Production I.G.]

  1. Action
  2. Adult Cast
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Mecha
  6. Psychological
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
July 11, 2008 EDT

Mamoru Oshii's first Ghost in the Shell cyberspace film will return to five Japanese theaters in an enhanced Ghost in the Shell 2.0 edition on July 12. The new edition will include new computer graphics and digital effects for some scenes and a reunion of most of the cast members for a new 6.1 surround sound recording. Academy-Award-winning sound mixer/editor Randy Thom (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, The Incredibles, The Right Stuff) has overseen the new soundtrack with Kenji Kawai's original music and a final mix that has been produced at Thom and Lucas Digital's Skywalker Sound studio in California.

In the new edition, the enigmatic Puppet Master character will be played by Yoshiko Sakakibara (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence's Harraway, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex's Prime Minister Yoko Kayabuki). Iemasa Kayumi (Giant Robo's Chief Chuujou Shizuo, RahXephon's Ernst Von Bähbem) played the role in the original edition.

The film will screen in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo. Not coincidentally, Oshii's latest film, The Sky Crawlers, will open one month after Ghost in the Shell 2.0 on August 2.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. GoHands
October 7, 2010 EDT

Rune Balot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell has given her, Balot feels grateful. However, she can't help but be curious about why he's done so much for her, so she does some research about his past on a computer. This turns out to be a mistake which will change her life greatly. When Shell finds out what she's done, he attempts to burn her to death by blowing up her car.

Due to the high crime rate in Mardock, a new law called "Scramble 09" has given police carte blanche to take extreme and otherwise illegal measures to revive crime witnesses. With this in mind, they allow a professor to bring Balot back from the brink of death by reassembling her entire body with reinforced synthetic fiber. When she finally wakes up, her confused mental state eventually turns toward revenge as Shell is revealed as her killer.

[Source: Nippon Cinema]

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Drama
  4. Horror
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
Blame! Movie 2
  1. Polygon Pictures
Airdate TBA

In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An "infection" in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of order, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city's controls, and is hunted down and purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. In a tiny corner of the city, a little enclave known as the Electro-Fishers is facing eventual extinction, trapped between the threat of the Safeguard and dwindling food supplies. A girl named Zuru goes on a journey to find food for her village, only to inadvertently cause doom when an observation tower senses her and summons a Safeguard pack to eliminate the threat. With her companions dead and all escape routes blocked, the only thing that can save her now is the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest for the Net Terminal Genes, the key to restoring order to the world.

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Detective
  4. Mecha
  5. Psychological
  6. Sci-Fi
  1. Production I.G
  2. SOLA DIGITAL ARTS
May 23, 2022 at 3:00am EDT

Continuing from the mysterious ending of season 1, the battle between Public Security Section 9 and a “post-human” threat to humanity has finally begun. Season 2 features polished 3D CG and a heart-pounding, thrilling story. Is “post-human” the possible human evolution that GHOST IN THE SHELL has depicted so far? The ultimate answer to this question awaits here.

[Source: Netflix]

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. GoHands
September 2, 2011 EDT

Rune Balot is weeping and trying to save both herself and a severely injured Oeufcoque from Shell's assassin Boiled. Luckily for her, Doctor Easter finally shows up in the Humpty Dumpty – a special militarized vehicle made for protecting those in Welfare cases if their lives are threatened. From there they go to Paradise, where the Scramble 09 technology (and Boiled's rebirth) was developed. All of the secrets of the past of Mardock City (and possibly its future) are revealed in this riveting second part of the Mardock Scramble series, upping the stakes and making Balot choose between justice for herself or peace within Paradise instead.

[Source: the witch of theatregoing]

  1. Cyberpunk
  2. Drama
  3. Mecha
  4. Sci-Fi
Gunnm
7.61
  1. MADHOUSE
June 20, 1993 EDT

Doc Ido, a doctor and mechanic who lives and works in the hellish, postapocalyptic "Scrapyard", finds the—miraculously preserved—remains of a female cyborg in a junk heap. After he revives and rebuilds her, the preternaturally strong, amnesiac "Gally" begins to forge a life for herself in a world where every day can bring a fight for life. Adapts the first two volumes of the "Battle Angel Alita" manga.

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Detective
  4. Drama
  5. Mecha
  6. Military
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. Digital Frontier
April 16, 2004 EDT

Growing out of the chaos of a global war, the city of Utopia is populated by humans and bioroids (artificial humans). On the surface, everything is harmonious, but tensions lurk. Into this seemingly perfect society comes a survivor of the wars, Deunan Knute, who carries a legacy that will turn out to be of critical importance to the future of humanity.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. GoHands
September 28, 2012 EDT

The final plans to finish Shell off in court have been made by Easter, Balot, and Oeufcoque. But in order to execute those plans, they must set foot into Shell's domain: the BlueEgg Casino in the center of Mardock City, and find the chip where his memories lie. If they can't find the chip, their case will be dismissed in court, and their "usefulness" will be gone – resulting in all of their deaths. Will Balot find the chip in time, while still dodging Boiled and his now mad search for her and Oeufcoque?

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Adventure
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Mecha
  5. Sci-Fi
  1. Darts
  2. Artmic
  3. AIC
February 24, 1987 EST

In the near future, Tokyo was left flattened as a result from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated due in no small part from the aid of a multi-million dollar company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be far more difficult to deal with than was first imagined. Under the ever looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying degrees of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and it's berserk Boomers.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Adventure
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Mecha
  5. Sci-Fi
  1. AIC
Oct 7, 1998 at 12:15pm EDT

After a mysterious eathquake levels Tokyo, Genom becomes a powerful influence providing their artificial organic lifeforms called Boomers to rebuild and act as a labor class to humanity. However, some of them ocasionally run amok, and even the specially created AD Police are at a loss to stop them. Lina Yamazaki travels to Tokyo for employment but also hopes to join a vigilante force called the Knight Sabers, who pilot powered suits to destroy these rogue Boomers.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Sci-Fi
  6. Suspense
  1. ZEXCS
March 1, 2013 EST

A cyber battle sci-fi. In 2022, the technology of quantum computing has greatly advanced and many people have transfered their mind into the cyber space.

Remu's sister, Shiki, skipped grades and entered a high school in the academic city "Okinotori-island Mega Float City (OMFC)" when she was 14. One day, Shiki confessed to her brother via Skype that she was talking to him directly from the cyber space and her real body had been kept in a water tank filled with a culture medium. It's called "Body pool" and Shiki connected to the network by nanomachines implanted in her brain.

Remu was surprised but he accepted her decision until an accident called "Early Rupture" happened. The network server got overloaded and users' minds were lost in cyber space leaving soulless living bodies in the Body Pools. In order to bring Shiki's mind back, Remu visits her apartment in OMFC and there meets Shiki escaped from the hospital. But the girl tells him that she is not Shiki and she happens to haven taken over Shiki's body.

When Remu tries to figure out the situation, a violent attack strikes the apartment.

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Cyberpunk
  2. Mecha
  3. Sci-Fi
Blame!
Short-form
7.56
  1. Group TAC
October 23, 2003 EDT

The story takes place in a city where it's said that has thousands of levels.

In a shutdown area, thousands of levels overlap each other, you couldn't tell the sky from the ground and you couldn't tell which way is up or which way is down. Maybe the original purpose of this story is to unravel the mysteries bound in this time and world. For the humans who found this vast rare multi-level city, the mysterious main character "Kirii" wanders to search for the "Net Terminal Genes" that were not infected. Kirii's burden and his search for the "Net Terminal Genes" is a goal like no other and is very much the mystery of this story. Log1~Log6 contains the story of Cibo that wasn't done in the original works. The Cibo who strayed away with Kirii and wanders about. A disc thrown away in the rubble. Cibo starts downloading. Just who's "Memory" will he end up with?

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Mecha
  4. Military
  5. Sci-Fi
  1. Digital Frontier
October 19, 2007 EDT

Deunan, a young female warrior, and Briareos, a veteran cyborg-soldier, are both partners and lovers. As members of E.S.W.A.T., the elite special forces serving Olympus, they are deployed whenever trouble strikes. The two fighters find their partnership tested in a new way by the arrival of a new member to their ranks—an experimental Bioroid named Tereus.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Cyberpunk
  2. Psychological
  3. Sci-Fi
  1. Science SARU
2026

Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers” who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down.

  1. Action
  2. Cyberpunk
  3. Gore
  4. Horror
  5. Mecha
  6. Psychological
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. Artmic
May 23, 1994 EDT

As the nations of the world begin to merge, world peace is threatened by the private armies of individual corporations. The Kuryu Group has just discovered a weapon that will tip world power in their favor. The Genocyber: a nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained... Battle erupts, and the cyberpunk world of the future is about to explode with violence.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Mecha
  6. Sci-Fi
  1. Gainax
April 20, 1988 EDT

Appleseed takes place in the aftermath of World War III, where the General Management Control Office has constructed the experimental city known as Olympus. Built to be a paradise on Earth, Olympus is inhabited by humans, cyborgs, and bioroids (genetically engineered humans designed for increased physical capabilities and decreased emotional capabilities). Bioroids run and control all of the administrative functions of Olympus, ensuring that the city remains the utopian society it was meant to be for all of its citizens. But for some people living in Utopia, the city has become less of a home and more of a cage.

Police officer Calon Mautholos has grown to despise Olympus following his wife's suicide, blaming her death on the lack of creative freedom caused by the rules binding the citizens of the city. As his hatred for the city grows, Calon conspires with the terrorist A.J. Sebastian to destroy the Legislature of the Central Management Bureau to send the rules of Olympus that killed his wife tumbling down. But when Calon discovers it is not political malcontent, but rather hatred for bioroids that motives Sebastian, Calon turns renegade and gains the attention of city officials. Deunan Knute and her partner Briareos of the ESWAT counter-terrorism unit are dispatched to hunt down and stop Calon and Sebastian... by any means necessary!

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Mecha
  6. Military
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. SOLA DIGITAL ARTS
January 16, 2015 EST

Set in a different series of events, this story does not follow the previous Appleseed movie canon (despite being directed by the same director of the previous movies); it is an alternate story to their beginnings. Briareos is already a cyborg and did not become separated from Deunan to be later reunited in Olympus to join ESWAT.

Appleseed Alpha depicts the early days of Deunan Knute and Briareos in the 22nd century, as they embark on a journey throughout dystopic ruins of New York in search of the city of Olympus. They are hired by Two Horns, the warlord of the ruined city, to eliminate bipedal combat machines. During the fight, they encounter Iris (voiced by Brina Palencia) and Olson, both on a mission. Deunan and Briareos befriend them and decide to join their mission.

Iris is tasked with preventing the malevolent cyborg Talos from capturing a secret weapon humans were building. Talos uses Iris to activate the gigantic war machine.

[Source: Wikipedia]

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Sci-Fi
  1. MADHOUSE
June 20, 1990 EDT

It is the year 2808. Three convicts are recruited as members of the Cyber Police to keep major criminal activity in Oedo (formerly Tokyo) in check. In return, their life sentences will be reduced by a few years for every mission accomplished. However, to ensure that these convicts are doing their job, the police have secured special collars around their necks. If they attempt to remove their collars or fail to meet the time limit of their mission, the collars will self-destruct.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Detective
  5. Mecha
  6. Romance
  7. Sci-Fi
  1. AIC
February 24, 1995 EST

The year is 2046. Detective Ross Sylibus is transferred to Mars when a country singer on her flight is murdered. Making matters more complicated is that the singer is a "Third"—a robot that looks and feels like a human. Sylibus is partnered with Armitage—a beautiful female cop with a bad attitude. As they investigate the murder of the singer and other women on Mars, they uncover a conspiracy that can have them both killed by the Martian government.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Cyberpunk
  4. Mecha
  5. Sci-Fi
  1. AIC
March 21, 2002 EST

A few years after they first met, Naomi Armitage and Ross Syllabus have started a family. Despite their normal lives, they must keep their identities a secret because many people believe that Robots do not deserve equal status with humans. Ross has an opportunity to abolish these ideas on Earth through a vote, but organizations in the shadows are working so that it doesn't happen.

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May 24, 1990 at 8:00pm EDT

The year is 2027 in MegaTokyo, six years before the Knight Sabers will make their debut. Boomers (artificial humans) are still a relatively new advancement, and the implementation and integration of boomers into society is still a bit buggy -- sometimes fatally so. Whenever a boomer incident occurs, though, there is the Advanced Police, a special force trained to deal with boomer crimes.

Leon McNichol is a rookie in the AD Police, and is just starting to become exposed to the horrors and tragedies one finds every day in MegaTokyo. He and his veteran partner, Gina Marceau, slowly learn about the ever-fading line that separates man from machine.

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